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" Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. "
Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ... - Page 91
by James Boswell - 1786
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The miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith, including a variety ..., Volume 3

Oliver Goldsmith - 1837
...benefactor's, but unnamed, by his own desire : thus confirming the truth of Pope's couplet— " Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame." He died in 1764.] them the stone for building and other benefactions, this hospital was erected; and...
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The vicar of Wakefield. Biographies [Voltaire, Richard Nash, Thomas Parnell ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1837
...benefactor's, but unnamed, by his own desire : thus confirming the truth of Pope's couplet— " Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame." He died in 1764.] .them the stone for building and other benefactions, this hospital was erected; and...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by H.F. Cary, with a biogr. notice ...

Alexander Pope - 1839
...retrained by an act of parliament in 1730. » A poor bishopric in Wales, as poorly supplied. Let humble I ѝ V ̤ ! ᎀ f   0 R Virtue may choose the high or low degree, 'Tis just alike to Virtue, and to me ; Dwell in a monk, or...
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The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford: Including Numerous ..., Volume 2

Horace Walpole - 1840
...unnamed at his own desire ; thus confirming the truth of the poet's beautiful couplet, ' Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.' It is said that this munificent and modest patron made Fielding a present of two hundred pounds at...
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The letters of Horace Walpole [ed. by J. Wright].

Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.) - 1840
...unnamed at his own desire ; thus confirming the truth of the poet's beautiful couplet, ' Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.' It is said that this munificent and modest patron made Fielding a present of two hundred pounds at...
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Portraits of Public Characters, Volume 2

James Grant - 1841 - 314 pages
...gratitude towards a never-tiring patron. 'Twas thus the poet sang his patron's praise : — ' Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.' " Mr. Robins's hammer, which he himself calls harmless, is said to have magic in it. His oratory, I...
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The Poetical Works of Charles Churchill: The ghost, bk. IV. The candidate ...

Charles Churchill, William Tooke - 1844
...See Vol. ii. p. 43. 28] The active benevolence of Mr. Allen is celebrated by Pope in these lines : " Let low-born Allen, with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame." In the subsequent editions of his works, Pope substituted the epithet of humble for that of low-born,...
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Cyclopædia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...Ksq., whose character for worth and benevolence he had drawn in Allworthy, in ' Tom Jones.' bet humble ` ^C $ Pope. The English factory at Lisbon erected a monument over his remains. The irregularities of Fielding's...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...Esq., whose character for worth and benevolence he had drawn in Allworthy, in ' Tom Jones.' Let humble 7 . . ض . Pope. The English factory at Lisbon erected a monument over his remains. The irregularities of Fielding's...
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George Selwyn and His Contemporaries: With Memoirs and Notes, Volume 3

John Heneage Jesse - 1844
...the niece of the celebrated Ralph Allen, of Prior Park, near Bath, the friend of Pope : Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. An anecdote, worth recording, is related in connexion with Warburton's marriage with this lady. Pope...
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